Saturday, July 30, 2005

Gammons on Game 6 and the Home Run

Peter Gammons, formerly of the Boston Globe and now an analyst and 'inside' reporter, is about to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in the area reserved for great baseball journalists...and he is, truly, among the best. ESPN is reprinting some of his classic columns. Here is an example of just what makes a great baseball columnist:
At 12:34 a.m., in the 12th inning, Fisk's histrionic home run brought a 7-6 end to a game that will be the pride of historians in the year 2525, a game won and lost what seemed like a dozen times, and a game that brings back summertime one more day. For the seventh game of the World Series.

Classic prose for a classic game. They don't write like that anymore.
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